BearHugs secures support from UnLtd - delivering social change in our community

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BearHugs secures support from UnLtd - delivering social change in our community

BearHugs Gifts has secured support from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The tailored package of support from UnLtd will help the organisation make lasting social change in the community.

BearHugs offers a range of hug in a box gift boxes designed to deliver all the warmth and comfort of a hug when you can’t be there in person. BearHugs gift boxes are filled with comforting treats, handpacked by a member of the BearHugs team, and delivered direct to the doorstop of a loved one. Each BearHugs box can be personally tailored to the preferences of the recipient, and every box reveals the BearHugs signature outstretched paws on opening

BearHugs, based in Sheffield, has recently begun offering Corporate CubHugs to allow organisations to send thoughtful gifts to their staff, customers and clients. The success of these Corporate CubHugs has emphasised the need for new staff to help BearHugs continue to grow.

BearHugs began after founder and Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye Savory, fell seriously ill and was unable to find work to suit her fluctuating health. As a result, BearHugs has a firm belief of the untapped potential of those living with life-limiting illness who are unable to work a regular 9-5 job but still have so much to offer. BearHugs will be looking to continue to offer more part-time, flexible working opportunities to have the staff needed to enable the continued success of the new Corporate CubHugs.

Nas Morley, UnLtd Director of Partnerships & Influence, underlined the importance of the expertise and support on offer and said: “Enterprising people are at the heart of so much positive change across the UK, so it’s wonderful for UnLtd to be able to provide support for this social venture. We hope that our tailored package of support will help to develop many more sustainable businesses that will deliver lasting social impact. We’re living in particularly challenging times, so some of these ideas and innovations are urgently needed.”

Faye Savory, BearHugs said: “The support of UnLtd will make a huge difference in the work that BearHugs does. We will be able to not only continue to develop our new corporate gift boxes – called CubHugs – but we will be able to support this work by offering more fully flexible, remote, part-time working opportunities to those living with chronic illness.”

UnLtd is working hard with partners from both the public and private sectors to help deliver social impact by harnessing the huge potential of social entrepreneurs to solve society’s biggest challenges. The organisation is focused on three big impact areas; resilient communities, employability and solutions for an ageing society.

More information on UnLtd’s latest funding opportunities is available online here.